The EPCC has started its longest tour in North America, which lasts from 1 to 26 February. The tour has kicked off in New York at St. Ignatius Loyola Church with Arvo Pärt’s works for choir and organ, introducing K. Scott Warren (organ), conductor Kaspars Putninš (in the photo). The presenter of the concert is Arvo Pärt Project / Sacred Music in a Sacred Space.
Today, on 2 February, a concert will be given in Canada, at St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto. The programme includes works by Rachmaninov, Schnittke and Pärt. The program also features world premieres by two Canadian composers of Estonian descent Omar Daniel and Riho Esko Maimets. The concert is presented by Soundstreams.
The next concerts will be given in Ann Arbor (Michigan), Columbus (Ohio), Valparaiso (Indiana), Princeton (New Jersey), Durham and Greenville (North Carolina), Richmond (Virginia), Phoenix and Tucson (Arizona), and Los Angeles (California).
Altogether twelve a cappella concerts will be given under the choir’s Chief Conductor Kaspars Putninš with two programmes: Northern Land & Spirit (Pärt, Tormis, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky) and The Unorthodox Tradition (Schnittke, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Sviridov).
The last concerts of the tour will take place together with the Sarasota Orchestra and its Music Director Anu Tali in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. The programme Estonian Voices consists of two masterpieces – Pärt’s Credo and Mozart’s Requiem. Look for more: http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/
The concert tour is organised by New World Classics and it is already EPCC’s 15th tour in the US since 1990.